The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity

A Tale of the Genius Ramanujan

Written by Amy Alznauer, Illustrated by Daniel Miyares

Ramanujan is a boy born in India. He was given a blessing from his grandmother before he was even born. She blessed him that someday she would write the thoughts of God on his tongue. As he grew, he did not speak. One day his grandfather helped him count by tracing numbers in rice. Soon he began to talk and asked his grandfather so many questions. Soon Ramanujan realizes that he sees math everywhere. He wondered about the possible infinity in ordinary objects, like how a mango can be sliced again and again. He puzzled his teachers in school with the extraordinary way he solved math equations. The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity is a true story of how Srinivasa Ramanujan was recognized for his beautiful ideas and how he helped the world see science and math today. This is a great story that would appeal to readers that learn and see the world a little differently than what is taught in a textbook at school.

Reviewed by Kristen Hunt, Media Clerk, Whittier Elementary School
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 3-6

The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity
Written by Amy Alznauer, Illustrated by Daniel Miyares
Candlewick Press
48 pages
Release Date: April 14, 2020
ISBN: 9780763690489
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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